Why Buy Organic?
has become a marketing buzzword these days. It seems like everywhere
you turn, thereâ€™s that word againâ€¦organic. But what does it mean
Many of us already know that organic food is a better choice whenever
possible, but did you know that organic is just as important when it
comes to personal care and home products?
Conventional toys and clothing typically contain a cocktail of
chemicals. We all absorb these toxins to a certain extent. But our
children are most vulnerable and more susceptible to allergies and other
serious illnesses these chemicals can cause.
Little ones spend hours playing with their toys. They sleep with them.
And, as any mom knows, babies often chew on them. Which means most kids
are ingesting, inhaling and absorbing harmful substances every day.
Here are a few facts that may surprise you:
â€¢ Conventional kidâ€™s pajamas are made with polyester, which emits air
pollutants and cancer-causing compounds. PJs are also typically treated
with neuro-toxic flame retardants that have been shown in lab animals to
impair attention, learning and behavior **(www.ewg.org)
â€¢ Most toys contain â€œplasticizersâ€ like phthalates and BPA which can
disrupt hormones and increase the incidence of birth defects
â€¢ Many toys also contain PVC (polyvinyl chloride), which is made with
heavy metals like lead and has been linked to asthma and liver damage
â€¢ It takes a whopping 1/3 lb of pesticides and fertilizers to produce enough conventional cotton for a single T-shirt
â€¢ Standard AZO fabric dyes can break down into cancer-causing chemicals
The residues from plastics, pesticides and dyes can be absorbed through
the lungs or skin, potentially causing asthma, allergies, irritation,
behavior changes, hormone imbalances or DNA mutation
By choosing organic whenever possible, you can significantly reduce the
amount of chemicals your family is exposed to. And thatâ€™s a wise
**Safer for children, better for the environment, and always beautifully greenâ€¦thatâ€™s the Apple Park Promise.